On Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, the legendary rock group THE BAND performed The Last Walz, their “farewell concert appearance” at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco CA. The concert saw The Band joined by more than a dozen all star special guests, many of whom were and are considered the living legends of their time. This historic event was captured by director Martin Scorsese and made into a concert film of the same name released in 1978. The performances captured on film that night were magical and the movie has achieved a cult classic status amongst many musicians today. It continues to be a major source of inspiration to all who see it.
In 2012, after the passing of Levon Helm, the legendary New England based jam band The Rev Tor Band developed a live stage performance of the classic film. The show features renditions of all the hits by The Band featured in the film such as “The Weight”, “Up On Cripple Creek”, and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” as well as songs by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and many more. Musicians from the local music scene, as well as select regional and national artists, perform the songs of the film’s original special guests in their own voice and with their own vibe making each show a unique all-star experience at every venue it is performed.
This show is a community based event that celebrates the diversity and unique energy of the local music seen it is being performed in. The Last Waltz supplies the perfect soundtrack to bring musicians together and strengthen the common bond of music